Ryman Auditorium

Concert hall and theatre in Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Ryman Auditorium
"The Mother Church of Country Music"
"The Carnegie Hall of the South"
"The Ryman"
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Ryman Auditorium, facing Nashville's Fifth Avenue North
Former namesUnion Gospel Tabernacle (1892–1904)
Grand Ole Opry House (1943–1974)
Location116 Fifth Ave. N
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Coordinates36°9′40.6″N 86°46′42.6″W / 36.161278°N 86.778500°W / 36.161278; -86.778500
OwnerRyman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
TypeConcert hall
Theatre
Broadcast venue
Seating typePews
Capacity2,362 (1994–present)
Construction
Built1885–1892
Opened1892
Renovated1901, 1952, 1989, 1994, 2010
Expanded1897, 1994, 2015
Construction costUS$100,000 (equivalent to $2,845,556 in 2019)
Website
www.ryman.com

Ryman Auditorium (also known as Grand Ole Opry House and Union Gospel Tabernacle) is a 2,362-seat live-performance venue located at 116 5th Avenue North, in Nashville, Tennessee. It is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974 and is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

Ryman Auditorium was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and was later designated a National Historic Landmark on June 25, 2001, for its pivotal role in the popularization of country music.[1][2]

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  2. ^ Frank J.J. Miele; Patty Henry; Kira Badamo & Shannon Davis (2000). National Historic Landmark Nomination: Ryman Auditorium / Union Gospel Tabernacle (pdf). National Park Service. and Accompanying eight photos from 2000 and two historic photos (see photo captions page 20 of text document) (32 KB)

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